how to say “she will” in Hebrew

הִיא עֲתִידָה לְ…

Modern Hebrew’s future tense works with verbs.

Some examples:

הוא יתקשר.

He will call.

היא תדבר איתו.

She’ll speak with him.

But there’s also a special word for will (do) – a bit more literary than what you’d use in the average conversation, but still good to know. The word is actually the word for future – עתיד in the masculine and עתידה in the feminine, and refers to a time sometime in the future.

For example:

היא עתידה להגיע לביקור.

She will come for a visit (sometime).


הם עתידים להרוויח מהעסקה.

They will (end up) profiting from the deal.

Note that עתיד is not a real verb, so it doesn’t conjugate as verbs do.

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